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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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The white paper’s mapping function also shows clusters of activity. This white paper just scratches the surface of that capability.

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SAE releases technical white paper on two new low-GWP refrigerants; alternates to R-1234yf

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The MRB CRP team is now sharing a technical White Paper for these blends, based upon the information previously reported at SAE Thermal Management System Symposium (TMSS) in October 2012, and more recently updated at UNEP Round Table on New Technology in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning held in Milan on 7 June 2013.

SoCal Edison white paper shares data about PEV usage and charging

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Southern California Edison (SCE) released a white paper summarizing learnings from its Electric Vehicle (EV) readiness program. Because California leads the nation in EV adoption, other utilities and stakeholders in the auto industry may find the information from the white paper useful, SCE suggested. Click to enlarge.

Ricardo white paper suggests best practices in evaluating EV battery companies

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Ricardo Strategic Consulting has published a white paper outlining the processes that investors and automakers should adopt as they evaluate investment opportunities and suppliers in the rapidly developing electric vehicle (EV) battery systems market. Does the company have a clear plan to manage. rapid and aggressive cost reduction?

Ricardo white paper outlines needed developments to realize autonomous driving

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This includes both passenger and commercial vehicle uses. —“Key Enablers”. Audi’s zFAS, earlier post ). —“Key Enablers”.

Gap between real world and official fuel economy more than doubles

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A new white paper by the independent environmental research firm, shows that the discrepancy between official and re[.].

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California Hydrogen Business Council says a robust P2G RD&D program should be a priority for the state

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The paper, —“Power-To-Gas: The Case For Hydrogen”—outlines the feasibility and economics of renewable energy storage solutions using P2G.

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ICCT: New RDE regulations not enough to control diesel car NOx fully; additional actions required

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times the Euro 6 limit—by 2022. The researchers also examined the impact of ICCT’s proposed modifications. Source: The ICCT. Click to enlarge.

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ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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The white paper identifies the areas with the highest shares of EVs and catalogues the actions that support EV uptake. Source: The ICCT.

How to choose an electric vehicle battery company

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A new white paper from Ricardo Strategic Consulting looks at the processes that car manufacturers and investors should use when selecting suppliers in the electric vehicle battery systems market. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Ricardo electric vehicle batteries electric vehicle battery company Ricardo Strategic Consulting

ICCT study finds state EV incentives playing a significant role in driving sales

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California, Georgia, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington—have electric vehicle sales shares that are approximately 2–4 times the national average.

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UK says no to EU ban on petrol and diesel cars

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The European Commission revealed its white paper ‘Roadmap for the Future of Transport 2050’ late yesterday which details plans to reduce dependency on oil, reduce congestion and reduce emissions from the transport [.]. The UK government has rejected plans from the EU which plan a ban on petrol and diesel cars from city centres by 2050.

European Commission launches public consultation on ending oil dependency in transport

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The European Commission recently adopted the White Paper “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area —Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system”, which also announced that the European Commission will develop “ a sustainable alternative fuels strategy including also the appropriate infrastructure.”

Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors & Subaru Join Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux; new unified code base distribution

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AGL has also released a White Paper that addresses Linux Security in the Connected Car. Automotive Grade Linux ( AGL ), a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, announced that Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.), and Linux Foundation board member Jaguar Land Rover.

California could revamp zero emission vehicle regulation

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A white paper has been published summarising possible changes to the regulation along with attachments on the Air Resources Board website, which you can visit here. Partial zero emission vehicles to be removed from the zero emission vehicle regulation as they are now commercial.

Pike forecasts worldwide revenue from fuel cells and hydrogen will reach $785M million in 2012; interest in fuel cell vehicles re-emerges

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The total size of the global hydrogen and fuel cell market—including revenues from fuel cells and from hydrogen for fuel cells and internal combustion engines (ICEs)—will reach $785 million in 2012, according to a new white paper from Pike Research. —Kerry-Ann Adamson, research director. Resources.

Study: natural gas heavy-duty trucking fleet could benefit economy, but has mixed environmental effects

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The cost advantage of natural gas over diesel fuel is particularly appealing for vehicles with a high intensity of travel and thus fuel use. Resources.

TARDEC seeks partners for Next-Generation Combat Vehicle prototype

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DATC anticipates a Request for White Paper (RWP) to be released to DATC members only that is expected to result in a Project Award to a single team. TARDEC will reveal details of this new program at a briefing in Warren, Mich., on Wednesday, 29 March. DATC is an affiliate of SAE ITC (Industry Technologies Consortia). Brief

EC issues €26M call for transportation-related proposals; electric urban freight vehicles and heavy-duty LNG trucks

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Cross-Cutting Activities: Forum to help implement the future orientation of the overall transport system as defined by the White Paper (€1.5 The European Commission has published a €26-million (US$36-million) call for transportation-related proposals. The requested EU contribution shall not exceed €2 million. Brief

Gevo and Mansfield Oil sign commercial off-take and strategic alliance agreements for renewable isobutanol

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Isobutanol—a Renewable Solution For The Transportation Fuels Value Chain (Gevo white paper). Gevo, Inc. has entered into a strategic marketing alliance with Mansfield Oil Company to distribute isobutanol-based fuel into the petroleum market. Resources. Biobutanol

Pike highlights 10 trends influencing growth of global fuel cell industry in 2011

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In the midst of the increase in revenue and shipments, a number of metatrends are emerging that will change the shape the industry by the end of 2011, according to a new white paper by Pike Research. The fuel cell industry is growing even in the face of a global economic recession, with 2010 revenues exceeding $750 million. Brief

Pike Research survey finds erosion in US consumer support for clean energy since 2009; solar energy tops favorables, followed by wind, hybrid vehicles and EVs

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Percentage of consumers having extremely or very favorable views of 13 clean energy technologies, 2009-2011. Data: Pike Research. Click to enlarge.

Scottish authorities ‘failing’ to promote sustainable travel

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A leading independent think-tank is also calling on Scottish public bodies to consider if they are doing enough[.]. Green credentials

NAATBatt Coalition recommends deployment of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage systems by 2022

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A coalition of 13 leading industrial companies and electric utilities, including General Motors Company, The Dow Chemical Company and Duke Energy, issued a white paper recommending the installation of up to 300 GWh of distributed energy storage (DES) systems around the country by 2022. value proposition. of DES systems. Brief

Study finds GHG emissions associated with palm oil production have been significantly underestimated; implications for carbon intensity of biofuels as well as biofuel policies in Europe

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The findings have been published as an International White Paper from the ICCT: Review Of Peat Surface Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Oil Palm Plantations In. This ICCT paper was produced as a consultancy report; a scientific version of the research will be submitted for publication in the peer-reviewed academic literature.

EV Project collects more than 24 million miles of EV operating data since inception

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As part of The EV Project, ECOtality will be releasing more than 40 white papers on various topics ranging from a study of the needs of commercial charging to regulatory issues. These white papers will be available to the public at www.theevproject.com. ECOtality, Inc. Earlier post.). Brief

US EPA seeking to award up to $1M for project to mitigate black carbon from diesel sources in Russian Arctic

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The main sources of black carbon in the Arctic, according to a Draft White Paper by the Arctic Council Short-Lived Climate Forcer Task Force, are road transport (34%) and off-road transport (20%), followed by open burning (23%) and then residential sources. The award amount is $1,000,000 for the four-year period of performance.

EU publishes new common noise assessment methods

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According to the European Commission’s 2011 White Paper on Transport, traffic noise-related external costs will be €20 billion (US$26.2 CNOSSOS-EU assess noise from road, rail and air traffic and from industry, and will provide consistent and comparable data on the noise levels to which people are exposed. Background. Resources. Brie

DOE to provide up to $14.2M to develop lightweight materials for advanced vehicles

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will provide up to $14.2 million to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for advanced vehicles. ( Using lighter materials also reduces a vehicle’s fuel consumption; e.g., reducing a vehicle’s weight by 10% can improve the fuel economy by 6 to 8%, DOE says.

EEI encourages utilities to spend at least 5% of fleet acquisition budgets on plug-ins

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—EEI white paper. An analysis of utility fleets by Utilimarc shows only about 1.7% The 5% ask is a starting point. Source: EEI.

Volvo Car Corporation challenges EU’s goals and tactics on cutting CO2 emissions; CEO says electrified vehicles will struggle to pass 1% market share by 2020

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Jacoby also raised concerns about the viability of the European Commission’s White Paper on Transport, which states that greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector will have to be cut by at least 60% by 2050 to achieve the EU’s climate change goals. —Stefan Jacoby. We continuously improve their efficiency. Earlier post.).

European Commission outlines comprehensive Transport 2050 plan to increase mobility while cutting transport CO2 emissions 60%; phasing out conventionally-fueled (non-hybrid) cars in cities by 2050

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Achieving this will require a transformation in Europe’s current transport system, the white paper notes. In cities, switching to cleaner transport is facilitated by the lower requirements for vehicle range and higher population density, the paper notes. We can and we must do both. It can be win–win. —Transport 2050.

Governors of 8 states sign MoU to put 3.3M zero-emission vehicles on roads by 2025; 15% of new vehicle sales

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The announcement of the MoU was supported by the Consumer Federation of America, which released its own white paper, “ The Zero Emissions Vehicle Program: Clean Cars States Lead in Innovation ”. The 3.3 This multi-state effort is intended to expand consumer awareness and demand for zero-emission vehicles. This has not been easy.

Yet another CARB ZEV meeting

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Yet much of the white paper simply reaffirms CARB's intention to focus on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, despite their own belief that even pre-commercialization of fuel cell vehicles remains over five years away. Chair Mary Nichols said that isn't true. Keddy and indicating he stood by Plug In America's analysis.

ICCT-led analysis of turbocharged, downsized engine tech finds lower costs and greater benefits than 2012 EPA/NHTSA analysis; 48V, e-boost, Miller

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Since then, innovations in vehicle technologies have come rapidly, enabled by computer-aided design tools and electronic engine controls. Source: ICCT.

EPRI study finds US energy storage market could be as large as 16 GW of capacity if systems can meet $700–$750/kWh and all benefits can be monetized

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Electricity Energy Storage Technology Options - A White Paper Primer on Applications, Costs and Benefits. Source: EPRI. Click to enlarge.

Fraunhofer IAO patent analysis finds China leading in Industry 4.0

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The project’s first white paper reveals that China is way out in front when it comes to patent applications for the basic technologies needed for Industry 4.0. Part one of the study can be downloaded as a white paper free of charge. Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0, The second brought electricity and mass production. Brief

UK Government to Announce Next Steps for High Speed Rail in March 2010

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If the Government decides to pursue proposals for high speed rail, it will publish a white paper by the end of March 2010. The white paper will set out detailed plans for new high-speed rail lines and services, including route proposals, timescales and associated financial, economic, and environmental assessments.

BIO says EPA inaction on RFS rule causing an increase in GHG emissions

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million additional cars on US roads are likely as a result of EPA inaction on finalizing the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules, according to a new white paper issued by The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Increased greenhouse gas emissions equal to 4.4 billion gallons more diesel in 2014 than previously projected.

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SGB cuts time to maturity with new hybrid Jatropha from 5 to 1-2 years; $11M Series C financing

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A white paper released today and authored by Dr. Bob Schmidt, SGB’s chief scientist outlines how SGB has accomplished the domestication of a new crop species. SGB Inc., In conjunction with these results, the company has closed an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout. Brief